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First Hummer

First Hummer
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Copyright: Howard Cheek (marhowie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5731 W: 1197 N: 98] (486)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM, Digital ISO 640
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/3000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-16 16:15
Viewed: 3303
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The first hummers of the season arrived about two weeks ago here in Central Texas..

This is the Ruby-throated male, and I usually only see two species here.

The Black-chinned & Ruby-throated predominate, with sightings of other species rare.

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Ciao Howard, my Today neighbour, sure you are magic, famtastic in-flight capture of lovely hummer, perfectly frozen, superb sharpness, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-17 1:06]

Hello Howard,
Fantastic photo of this hummingbird in flight. Excellent sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Great pose and composition.

So much patience is bound to go into obtaining a picture of this standard and quality, Howard.
Needless to say that this another gem of your picture embellishing TN once again.
Keep them coming!

Hello Mr.Howard,
Another beautiful picture of this Hummingbird.Good details.Like the way you have framed it.
Thanks for sharing such attractive picture,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-04-17 18:25]

Hello Howard,
A great capture of this pretty little Ruby-throated hummingbird. This is the only one that we see here in my part of Ohio. I actually would have thought there would be quite a variety down in your neck of the woods. I was in Sierra Vista Arizona a few years ago and they supposedly get as many as 18 species during the year.
Your fast shutter really froze this fellow in mid air allowing us to see the fine detail in it's plumage. Awesome shot!!

Hello Howard

Great close-up in-flight shot of this hummingbird species,
with fine POV and framing, superb focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-18 15:32]

Hi Howard,i dream to do a pic like your one day,but i know that it's impossible to me..ehhee..fantastic in flight capture of this hummer,magnificent detail and bright colors,a very professional work! Happy Easter to you and your family and thanks,Luciano

Bonsoir Howard,
Bonne coordination, dans une belle lumière, de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier le sujet dans une attitude originale.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Howard,
it's good to know you haven't forgotten the common mortal photographers on TN :-)
Thanks for reminding us that frontiers are to be pushed, not accepted.
My best regards, Dietrich

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